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Carol I. O'Neil, 78, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, PA formerly of Driftwood, PA died at Pinecrest Manor on Monday morning. (August 31, 2015)

She was born February 26, 1937 in Driftwood, PA a daughter of the late Clyde and Caroline Moate Smith. She married William O'Neil, who survives Mrs. O'Neil volunteered many years at the Driftwood Senior Center. She enjoyed arts & crafts and her great grandchildren. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Weedville, PA

Surviving In addition to her husband William O'Neil

 Son: Bob (Tracy) O'Neill, Caledonia, NY

Daughter: Colleen O'Neil and Ben Shimmel, DuBois 

6 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren

 Sister: Arlene (Timothy) Petrazio, Emporium

Preceded in Death By Parents: Clyde and Caroline Moate Smith

 Son: Patrick in infancy Sister: 

Helen Smith who died Jan. 27, 2007

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday, one hour prior to the Service.

 Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday (September 2, 2015) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Lola Turnbull, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Mix Run Cemetery, Mix Run, PA

If desired, Memorials may be made to American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.



Mary Ellen Grovanz, 73, of 3764 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, PA on Thursday (August 13, 2015) evening.


She was born September 2, 1941 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late Charles and Katherine Hart Griffith. On December 15, 1962 in Emporium she married Peter Grovanz, Jr., who survives. Mrs. Grovanz was a stay at home wife & mother. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking & baking.


Surviving In addition to her husband Peter Grovanz, Jr.

 Son: Peter Grovanz, Emporium 

3 Grandsons: Thomas, Keith and Justin Grovanz 

2 Great Grandchildren: Katherine & Oscar 

Sister: Sarah Yount, Emporium Sister: Leona Knarr, Bowling Green, FL


Preceded in Death By Parents: Charles and Katherine Hart Griffith

 Daughter: Ann Darlene Grovanz in infancy

 2 Brothers: Roy Griffith and David in infancy


There will be No Visitation. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (August 17, 2015) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Methodist Church, officiating.


Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium, PA


Online Condolences may be placed at


BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.




Evelyn J. LaPOLT, 75, of Emporium, PA, died Sunday, August 9, 2015 in her home.


Born March 6, 1940, in Wellsboro, PA, she was the daughter of Elmer Ellsworth and Erva Housler Everetts. She was married to William F. “Bill” LaPolt, who survives.


 Surviving besides her husband, Bill, are: eight children,

 Linda LaPolt of Emporium,

 Frank (Shirley) LaPolt of Emporium, 

Larry (Michelle) LaPolt of Bloomsburg, PA, 

James (Cyndee Emel) LaPolt of DuBois, PA, 

Robert (Ray Landster) LaPolt of Ocala, FL, 

Steven (Elly) LaPolt of Emporium, 

Ronald (Patricia) LaPolt of Westlake, LA, and

 Donald (Andrea) LaPolt of Georgia;

 four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren;

 a brother, Merle Everetts of Wellsboro, PA;

 a sister, Ruth Mould of Horseheads, NY;

 and nieces and nephews.


 She was predeceased by her parents.


 There will be no public visitation or service. 


 Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 


Online condolences may be expressed at



Barbara DeLozier Smith of 108 East 6th St., Emporium, passed away on Sundary August 9th at the Pine Crest Manor, St. Marys following a lengthy illness.


She was born in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of Jean McManigle Dunkelberger of Emporium and the late W. Merle DeLozier. She moved to Emporium at an early age and attended Cameron County schools and was graduated in 1961. She attended Dubois Business College and after graduation was employed at the Patee Library at the Pennsylvania State University. Returning to Emporium she began a 40 year career in banking, starting at the Bucktail Bank & Trust, Sunbank, Citizen’s Northern Bank Trust Department and retired from Citizens as Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer.


She held elected office as a Cameron County Auditor for a period of 29 years, She was a volunteer at the Cameron County Food Bank and for the Guy and Mary Felt Manor in Emporium.


She is survived by her mother, Jean Dunkelberger,Emporium and a son Michael Scott Smith of Emporium. A granddaughter, Ashley Ann Galindo of Mansfield, and a great granddaughter, Olivia Galindo of Mansfield, one brother John F.(Sandra) DeLozier of Coudersport, PA, and two sisters: Beverly J. Walker and Frances (Ray) Jablonski of St. Marys.


At Barb’s request there will be No Visitation.

 Private graveside service will be at the convenience of the family.

 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium.


If desired, Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834



Florence E. Fleming, 86, of West Seventh Street, Emporium died Thursday, August 6, 2015,

 in her home. 


Born February 22, 1929 in Five Points, Pa., she was the daughter Kenneth and Dora Timblin Bish. On November 29, 1958 in St. Marys she married William Fleming who died August 3, 2004.


 A resident of Emporium for over 44 years, she was formerly employed as a machine operator at Stackpole in St. Marys and for several years, along with her husband, owned & operated a block company, also in St. Marys, before relocating to Emporium in 1971. Mrs. Fleming was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Emporium and was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star Emporium Chapter #101. 


Survivors include: one granddaughter, Frances Roe in Michigan;

 one great granddaughter;

 three brothers, James (Rosie) Bish, Lyle Bish and Dwayne Rohrback, all of St. Marys; 

a sister-in-law, Lorraine C. Bish of Brockport; and several nieces and nephews. 


She was predeceased by one son, Kenneth Spangler in 2006, a brother Victor Bish in 2013, and a sister Betty Feidler in 2014.


 A visitation will be held Sunday, August 9 from 4-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium where an Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held Sunday at 4:15 p.m. 


Funeral and Committal Services will be held Monday, August 10, 2015 in Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Emporium, with Fr. Matt Ryan, pastor, officiating.


 Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.


 Memorials, if desired, may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, PO Box 88, Emporium, PA 15834.


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